Jerry Greer Arrest photo

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man wanted for a murder in Texas has been arrested in Kentucky.

According to a release from the Harris County, Texas Sheriff's Office, 38-year-old Jerry Greer was arrested on Saturday while he was staying at a Lexington hotel.

Police officers set up surveillance at the hotel, and arrested Greer when he came outside.

Police say Greer was wanted for a murder that happened on Sept. 1, 2018 in Channelview, Texas, which is near Houston. When officers responded to a call, they found 29-year-old Edna McWorter dead from a gunshot wound. 

Officers spoke to several witnesses, who stated they saw Greer and the victim arguing. Authorities say Greer pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the chest.

Greer then left the area in a dark colored Ford Mustang. At the time of the shooting, Greer was wanted on domestic assault charges.

Greer will be extradited back to Texas to be arraigned.

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